Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Sporting Gijon play host to Eldense at their Estadio El Molinon in the La Liga 2 round 17. Los Rojiblancos are eager to retain second place in the standings, with the team eyeing their sixth home win of the process. Christian Rivera is sidelined through suspension, while both Giovanni Zarfino and Axel Bamba miss out with injuries. Miguel Ramirez is likely to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation with Otero up front as a lone forward.
The visitors, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team extending their unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions thanks to a 2-2 draw with Mirandes. Gijon, though, will pose a much bigger threat for the visiting team than their previous rivals. Eldense head coach Fernando Estevez can’t count on the likes of Youness Lachhab and Alex Martinez for Monday’s encounter.
Highlighted Team (Gijon):
Sporting Gijon are a Spanish football club that competes in La Liga. Sporting Gijon’s home ground is El Molinon, the stadium that was built in 1908. El Molinon is the oldest football field in Spain and the capacity of the stadium is 30,000. Sporting Gijon’s home kit is red and white and the club’s main rivals are Real Oviedo.
The two teams take on each other in the Asturian derby. Sporting Gijon did remarkably well to finish the 1978/1979 La Liga campaign in second position in the standings and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Los Rojiblancos were runners-up in Spanish Copa Del Rey in 1981 and 1982, but they have yet to win the Spanish Cup.
The club was founded in 1905 and the club’s original name was Sporting Gijones. Sporting Gijon participated in the UEFA Cup on six occasions, but they did not record a good result in the European competition.